Ornate Overdrive: Taipei Longshan Temple
The temple is located across a large modern plaza from the Longsham Temple MRT station, or a 15 minute walk from the Taipei Botanical Garden. The best (and most crowded) time to visit is on the first and fifteenth day of the lunar month, when locals come to worship; the rest of the time you're more likely to see tourists and foreigners visiting inside the temple. Visit between 6 AM and 10:20 PM. Across the street is an underground market, and the whole area is good for shopping for traditional and religious souvenirs. Don't forget to check out the modern plaza area too.